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Trade Mark Information

International and Regional Arrangements:

  • Madrid Agreement:      Yes
  • Paris Union:                Yes

Types of Trade Marks:

  • Goods marks
  • Certification marks
  • Series marks
  • Defensive marks
  • No provision for service marks

Classification:

The International Classification of Goods and Services (Nice Classification) is applied.

Filing Requirements:

  • Particulars of Applicant (name, address and nationality)
  • Simply signed Power of Attorney
  • Representation of the mark
  • List of goods and / or services
  • Certified copy of the priority document

Duration: The trade mark is registered 7 years from the filing date

Renewal: Renewable every 14 years

General Information

  • Area: Approximately 752 600 km2
  • Population: 13.5 million
  • Capital: Lusaka
  • Currency:  Zambian Kwacha
  • GDP:  $ 20 billion (2010)
  • Domain name extension: .zm
  • Languages: English (official language), Bemba, Lozi, Tonga, Nyanja
  • Exports: Copper; cobalt; tobacco; flowers; cotton
  • Imports:  Machinery; transportation equipment; foodstuffs; fuel; petroleum products; electricity; fertilizer; clothing

International / Regional Conventions:

  • Berne Convention
  • Madrid Protocol on Marks
  • Paris Convention
  • Patent Cooperation Treaty
  • WIPO Convention
  • WTO/TRIPS
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